David Haugh

David Haugh


David Haugh came to the Chicago Tribune in February 2003 after spending 10 years as sports columnist at the South Bend Tribune.

David spent his first two years in Chicago as the Bears beat writer before branching off into an enterprise role and then back as the Bears columnist from 2006-08. Before the 2009 season, Haugh became the Tribune's 17th "In the Wake of the News," columnist.

He grew up in North Judson, Ind., a one-stoplight town barely bigger than the fictional Hickory in "Hoosiers." But Haugh played football, not hoops, in college at Ball State University where he was an All-Mid-American Conference safety and Academic All-American. After receiving his Master's degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Haugh took his first job at the South Bend Tribune where he was when the Chicago Tribune came calling.

He has received local, state and national writing awards since coming to Chicago. He and his wife, Allison, have a son, Blair and two dogs.